Thank you and goodbye.
Canberra cannot put back my start date. I am helping to replace seven staff leaving the Wonderland office and if I can't start Monday 19 August they will (have to) find someone who can. This news did not phase my manager, he maintains I cannot have any leave before 19 August. So much for the compassion in my compassionate transfer. I'll cash in all my flex time to finish on Wednesday 14 August and good riddance.
I have eight evenings and a weekend to arrange my relocation. First of all I need to know if Emily is fit to fly. Dr Dick says this is most likely but he wants to do a blood test to make sure her elderly kidneys are up to it. In the meantime I have to put my material possessions on a truck, change my address with everyone, and vacate the Poca Boca del Infierno. If I drive I have to leave as soon as I finish work, if I fly I will have to put my car on a truck. Blah blah blah I can feel my character building already.
Whatever happens my computer is going in a box... so: many happy returns of the day Lindsay, Dave, Brianna & Sean and Graeme; See You Next Whenever